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Cybersecurity Health Check Program

Local government agencies can request basic cybersecurity services at no cost.

Cybersecurity Health Checks provide basic cybersecurity services to local government agencies at no cost. Health Checks can identify an organization's security gaps and their ability to safeguard their data and systems from cyber threats. These services are not a replacement for regular and ongoing hygiene, maintenance, and monitoring activities, but exist to help local government agencies understand their current level of protection and arm them with the information they need to protect their data, infrastructure, and employees. 

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What is a Cybersecurity Health Check?

A Cybersecurity Health Check will assess how well the organization is aligned to mitigate risk and identify their security deficiencies. The objective is to identify technology gaps, discuss best practices, and recommend key areas of improvement that will better protect the organization and their data from cyber threats. Depending on the service, a health check will take roughly 4-6 weeks to complete.

Those uncertain of which Health Check service may be most appropriate for them are encouraged to apply for the Foundational Assessment. This high-level, 360-degree view of network structure provides a wide array of data regarding various aspects of the network and provides the basis for additional, more advanced services and next steps. It can also be a powerful tool to demonstrate funding needs to administration by outlining areas of weakness.

Who will perform the Health Check?

Several ITS-78 Statewide Contract vendors have been approved through an RFQ process by the Executive Office of Technology, Services and Security (EOTSS), Office of Municipal and School Technology (OMST) to perform these checks. The Health Checks are provided free for local government agencies. 

What are some of the benefits of a Cybersecurity Health Check?

  • Prioritize identified cybersecurity gaps  

  • Recommend best practices  

  • Identify improvements in your IT environment 

  • Build out a cybersecurity roadmap  

  • Provide additional context related to budgetary requests 

Apply for the program

We are excited to have refreshed and expanded services commencing for 2024. Please review the Cybersecurity Health Check Services linked below before submitting an application. Only one Health Check may be open at a time, but you may apply for another service once an existing Health Check has been completed and closed.

Contact   for Cybersecurity Health Check Program


(617) 626-4411


McCormack Building - Main Office
1 Ashburton Place, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02108

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